Western demand for cashmere said a threat to endangered Asian species

Western demand for cashmere said a threat to endangered Asian species

NEW YORK, July 24 (UPI) -- Some of the planet's rarest large mammals may become "victims of fashion" as the cashmere trade threatens ecosystems, U.S. conservationists say.

Wildlife scientists urge less focus on endangered species

NEW YORK, April 18 (UPI) -- A paper by U.S. scientists takes the international conservation community to task for ignoring abundant wildlife, treating them as environmental "stepchildren."
Overpass takes animals safely over highway

Overpass takes animals safely over highway

TRAPPER'S POINT, Wyo., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- New overpasses over a highway in Wyoming will safeguard both wildlife and people by preventing animal-auto accidents, conservationists say.

Rise of sex predators in energy boomtowns

MISSOULA, Mont., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- The number of registered sex offenders in energy "boomtowns" was two to three times higher than towns dependent on other industries, U.S. researchers found.

Ice Age relic at risk from warmer temps

WASHINGTON, April 25 (UPI) -- U.S. conservationists said they're studying musk ox to determine how the relics of the Ice Age may be affected by climate change.

Asian antelope facing multiple problems

NEW YORK, March 19 (UPI) -- Saiga, an Asian antelope, isn't only an endangered species but is threatened by development in Mongolia that might cut off a key migration route.

Yellowstone mystery: Where are the rabbits

NEW YORK, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. Wildlife Conservation Society is trying to figure out why jack rabbits have vanished from Yellowstone National Park.

Study: Moose move toward humans for safety

NEW YORK, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers said moose in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem move instinctively toward humans to gain safety while giving birth.

Study: Prey may not fear predators

NEW YORK, June 20 (UPI) -- A U.S. study suggests large prey, including moose, caribou and elk, only fear the predator species that they regularly encounter.

Yellowstone ecosystem may lose key migrant

BOZEMAN, Mont., July 10 (UPI) -- A mammal that embarks on the longest remaining overland migration in the continental United States might vanish from the Yellowstone Park ecosystem.

First Rockies natural gas report issued

NEW YORK, June 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. Wildlife Conservation Society has released the first-year results of a study on how natural gas development in the Rockies might affect wildlife.

Blue Planet: Wilderness issues endure

BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- A series by UPI examining the relationship of humans to the environment. This week: Could it really be the issues galvanizing the debate on wilderness in the United States remain virtually the same today as they were nearly 30 years ago? Well, yes.

End of migration trails loom in the West

BOULDER, Colo., April 22 (UPI) -- The continental United States once witnessed vast herd migrations as bison, elk, antelope and deer moved freely from winter grounds to summer grass, and though caribou herds still migrate hundreds of miles in Canada and Alaska, biologists warn these behav
DAN WHIPPLE, United Press International

Humans, pipelines stall animal migration

CHEYENNE, Wyo., March 12 (UPI) -- U.S. animal migration in places like the Yellowstone National Park are being cut off by encroaching human habitation and energy plants and pipelines.

Microbes replace wolves in culling herds

BOULDER, Colo., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- As more and more predators are eliminated from ecosystems, nature is providing replacements to perform their evolutionary function of culling herds -- and in the process is creating new dangers for the human race.
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